Posts Tagged ‘England’

Jamestown Online History Adventure!

August 29th, 2013

Hi!  It’s Thursday, August 29, 2013 and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Jamestown Online Adventure

Age Range: 9 and up (approximately, with parental supervision)

This website offers a free, fun, interactive game that teaches about early American colonial history (circa 1600) and the Jamestown settlement.

When you get to the site, just click on “Start the Adventure” to begin the game in which YOU, as the captain of 105 adventurers from England, get to make the decisions about:

  • Where to land in the New World
  • What kind of settlement to build
  • How to interact with the native inhabitants
  • What crops to plant
  • What activities and work to do
  • How to accumulate wealth to repay your sponsors
  • And other choices that will impact your overall survival.

According to the website, in reality, almost half of the original settlers of Jamestown died due to poor choices in settlement location, management of resources, exposure to disease, and quarrels with the indigenous Powhatan Indians. Can you do any better than the real colonists?

The game provides advice from colonists and Native Americans that will inform your choices. After you’ve made your decisions, you’ll get a printable report on the state of your colony. Compare it with the historical Jamestown colony to determine if your decisions were better than theirs. Then, learn from the mistakes, and play again to see if you can have a more successful outcome.

This one is fun for the whole family!

 

History of Early Britsh Kingdoms!

August 22nd, 2013

Hi! It’s Thursday, August 22, 2013, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Early British Kingdoms

Age Range: 5-18 (Approximately, with parental guidance.)

This website provides the history of the rise of Celtic nations and kingdoms (in what is now England and Scotland) after the end of the Roman occupation in the Dark Ages. It’s divided into two parts:

1) The main site is for older students about ages 11 and up (grades 6-12) and beyond. Use the link above to access the main site.

2) There is also a section especially for kids ages 5-10 (grades K-5) that you can access through an alternate link that is posted below.

When you get to the main site you’ll see a menu of topics including:

*Kingdoms – Learn the history and timeline of the early kingdoms and explore maps of the territories they occupied.

*Arthur – A terrific account of King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table, and the many engaging legends.

*Archaeology – See the ruins of ancient castles, abbeys, and churches and virtually examine artifacts.

*Saints – Read the biographies of Celtic saints, and learn about their gifts and sacrifices.

*Adversaries – Learn about ancient warring Celtic tribes.

Click on any one and a new page opens with a menu that allows you to explore the topic in depth through text, illustrations, and pictures.

As mentioned above, just for youngsters, the site offers a Kids Page here:

Early British Kingdoms for Kids   

Fun, cartoon art illustrates the answers to questions about:

  • The Dark Ages
  • Why the Romans left Britain
  • Britons, Saxons, Scots, and Picts
  • King Arthur, the Sword in the Stone, and Arthurian legend
  • Other Famous Kings
  • Minstrels
  • Saints, Monks & Nuns
  • Life in Farms, Villages, and Towns
  • Christianity and Pagans
  • Runes
  • Weapons
  • Treasures

And much more! You’ll even find printable coloring pages!

 

London Science Museum Online!

August 13th, 2013

Hi!  It’s Tuesday, August 13, 2013 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Science Museum

Age Range: 9-18+ (There is more content here for older elementary through high school grades. Younger children and non-readers may enjoy aspects of the site with parental guidance. AS ALWAYS, preview the topics to determine suitability of content.)

This website is an online version of the Science Museum in London, England. When you get to the site you’ll see some featured exhibits that you can explore. Use the vertical menu on the left side of the page to view the different science SUBJECTS offered including:

  • Physics and Math
  • Space
  • Transport
  • Current Science
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Environment
  • Everyday Things
  • Medicine & Biology
  • Chemistry and Materials
  • Communications and Computing

Click on any topic and a new page opens with a menu of online exhibits presented with interesting text and photographs of exhibit pieces.

You can also use the vertical menu to explore:

*People – Read the biographies of men and women who have advanced science, technology, engineering, and medicine throughout human history.

*Museum Objects – Discover science artifacts of yesteryear.

*Games – Access an arcade of online games that improve science literacy.

*Science News from Antenna – Listen to broadcasts about the latest science innovations.

Bookmark this site because you’ll never be able to experience the volume of content here in just one visit. 

 

Online Science Museum with Games!

June 18th, 2013

Hi!  It’s Tuesday, June 18, 2013 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Science Museum

Age Range: 9-18+ (About grades 4-12. Younger children and non-readers may enjoy aspects of the site with parental guidance. AS ALWAYS, preview the topics to determine suitability of content.)

This website, sponsored by the Science Museum in London, England, provides all kinds of fun and fascinating exhibits that allow you to explore many science topics including:

  • Physics and Math
  • Space
  • Transportation
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Environment
  • Medicine and Biology
  • Chemistry and Materials
  • Communications and Computing

Click on any topic and a new page opens with a menu of online exhibits presented with interesting text and photographs to help you learn about:  

  • the human brain
  • steam
  • atomic clocks
  • Marie Curie
  • mass consumption
  • Ada Lovelace – the world’s 1st computer programmer
  • aviation
  • genes
  • the human life cycle
  • the inventor of the gas mask and the 3-way traffic signal
  • and much, much more!

When you’re through exploring the various “Subjects” use the menu  to explore:

  • People – Read the biographies of science personalities.
  • Museum Objects – See an archive of common and unusual things that science made possible.
  • Games – A fun array of interactive games that teach about science as they entertain.

Bookmark this site because you’ll never see the volume of content here in just one visit. 

 

Free U.S. History: Pilgrims, Mayflower, & 1st Thanksgiving!

November 15th, 2012

Hi! It’s Thursday, November 15, 2012 and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

U.S. History

Age Range: 9 and up (approximately, with parental supervision)

ClickScholar Nisa suggested this ad-supported website, sponsored by the non-profit Independence Hall Association whose mission is to educate the public about the Revolutionary and Colonial eras of American history. At the site, you’ll find a free virtual textbook of American history from Pre-Columbian to the New Millennium, including an entire section on “The New England Colonies” that includes:

  • The Mayflower and Plymouth Colony
  • William Bradford and the First Thanksgiving
  • Massachusetts Bay — “The City Upon a Hill”
  • Puritan Life
  • And more!

When you get to the site you’ll see a Table of Contents of all 60 chapters. Click on a topic of interest and a new page opens where you can read the articles and see pictures and illustrations. Use the “Next” button near the top of each page to read each entry in this virtual textbook.

Look in the left margin to see comments provided by visitors to the website, who often provide additional resources and links to reference materials.

Note: Because this site contains randomly generated ads and allows comments by visitors, parents (as always) should preview the site and supervise all Internet activity.

Virtual Tour of Sherlock Holmes Museum

May 11th, 2012

Hi!  It’s Friday, May 11, 2012 and time for a Virtual FieldTrip at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Sherlock Holmes Museum

Age Range: 10 and up (approximately, with parental supervision)

According to the books written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, detective Sherlock Holmes lived in a Victorian house at 221b Baker Street in London, England. The house is real and still exists today. It was built in 1815 and is now a museum dedicated to the life and times of Sherlock Holmes.

At this website, you can take a quick virtual tour of Sherlock Holmes’ study that has been faithfully maintained for posterity exactly as described in the published stories. See his armchair by the fireplace and his trademark calabash pipe, along with his magnifying glass, violin, chemistry equipment, and  notebook.

When you get to the site, look for the menu on the left side of the home page. Click on the first item that says, “Museum Tour.”  A new page opens with an introduction to the tour. Just click on the arrows to see the entire presentation. 

This is a virtual tour that is sure to intrigue fans of the Sherlock Holmes mystery series!

 

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